– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter S:  Sy ) –


An alphabetical pronunciation guide of The Common Tongue – a.k.a. – American English Pronunciation, containing the phonetic spellings of a vast selection of common and not-so-common words in the English language, with more added daily.

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The pronunciations are not Universal as there are many different dialects of the English language, both world-wide and throughout America. The pronunciations that are presented here are based upon a combination of both common usage and the most neutral accent used in The International Common Tongue.

Ss

 

Sa . Sc . Se . Sh . Si . Sk . Sl . Sm . Sn . So . Sp . Sq . St . Su . Sw

Sydney
– For this word, the first “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped, and the “ey” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/SI[D]-nee//ˈsɪ[ɾ].niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Symbol
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, and the “o” turns into a true-schwa

/SIHM-bəl//ˈsɪm.bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Sympathetic
– For this word, the “y” turns into an i-schwa, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “e” is short, and for the “-ic” suffix – the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “c” is hard but is (sometimes) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/sihm-puh-THEH-dih[k]//ˌsə(ɪ)m.pə(ʌ).ˈθɛ.ɾə(ɪ)[k]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Sympathize
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SIHM-puh-thaiz//ˈsɪm.pə(ʌ).θaiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Sympathized
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, the “e” combines with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/SIHM-puh-thaiz-[d]//ˈsɪm.pə(ʌ).θaiːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable

 

Sympathy
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SIHM-puh-thee//ˈsɪm.pə(ʌ).θiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Symphonies
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the “ie” combination is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/SIHM-fuh-neez//ˈsɪm.fə(ʌ).niːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Symphony
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “ph” combination is pronounced like the letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “o” turns into a u-schwa, and the “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/SIHM-fuh-nee//ˈsɪm.fə(ʌ).niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Symposium
– For this word, the “y” turns into an i-schwa, the “o” is long, the second “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the “u” turns into a true-schwa

/sihm-POH-zee-əm//sɪmˈpo.ziː.əm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

 

Symptom
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “p” is stopped, the “o” turns into a true-schwa

/SIHM[P]-təm//ˈsɪm[p].təm/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Symptoms
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “p” is stopped, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/SIHM[P]-təm-z//ˈsɪm[p].təm.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable –

 

Syndicate
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “i” is an i-schwa, the “c” is hard, and for the “-ate” suffix – the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SIHN-dih-kih[t]//ˈsɪn.də(ɪ).kə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Synonym
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the second “y” turns into an i-schwa

/SIHN-uh-nihm//ˈsɪn.ə(ʌ).nə(ɪ)m/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Synonyms
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “o” turns into a u-schwa, the second “y” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/SIHN-uh-nihm-z//ˈsɪn.ə(ʌ).nə(ɪ)m.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Synthesis
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, and the “i” is an i-schwa

/SIHN-thə-sihs//ˈsɪn.θə.sə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Synthesize
 – For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, the “th” combination is un-voiced, the “e” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/SIHN-thə-sihs//ˈsɪn.θə.saiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

System
– For this word, the “y” is pronounced like the short letter “i”, and the “e” turns into a u-schwa

/SIHS-tuhm//ˈsɪs.tə(ʌ)m/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter S ) –


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